Maple Leaf Quilters Online

April 2003

Goshen, Indiana

Deb Noffsinger, Editor

It’s Time For Tea!


April is the month for the Tea Show-and-Tell. We will be having lots of guests. We can help out hosts Donna and Carol by each bringing 1 dozen cookies. Please note that this is a change from last month’s newsletter where I suggested each bringing a half-dozen cookies. If you want to help with drinks, please call Carol or Donna. We would like to have door prizes, so bring a small wrapped item like a fat quarter or other quilting-related gift. So that everyone has a chance to show their projects, please limit your show-and-tell to 2 items.

At the March meeting someone noted changes to the recipes in last months’ newsletter. For Edith’s muffins it should be 3 teaspoons soda, not 3 teaspoons sugar. Also the fractions did not upload for Robert’s salad dressing. The first 2 ingredients are three-quarters cup sugar and one-half cup white vinegar.

Also at the March meeting Fran asked that we all start thinking about officers for next year. If you would like to serve, please let Connie or Fran know.

Happy quilting,

Please call news items to Deb at 534-5001.


REGULAR MEETING SCHEDULE (unless announced otherwise)

Regular Meeting at Waterford Mennonite Church on the 4th Monday at 6:30 PM. Address: 65975 St Rd 15, Goshen , Indiana

*Sew What Nights at Edith's on the 2nd Monday of the month, 7:00 PM.
Call Edith, 875-1808 for information and directions.

MLQ Officers:
Co-chair: Connie Ozinga, 875-4730
Co-chair: Fran Hathaway, 533-4353
Secretary: Peg Hochstetler
Treasurer: Beulah Sample, 642-4027
Librarian: Donna Stoltzfus, 831-4098

Monday, April 14, 2003, 7 PM. Sew What at Edith's.

Monday, April 28, 2003, 6:30 pm. Program by Nancy Smith and Peggy Hochstetler. This is our annual Show-and-Tell Tea, and many quilt guilds will be invited. Everyone please bring a small wrapped gift such as a pattern or fat quarter. Don’t forget your birthday fat quarters.

Monday, May 12, 2003, 7 PM. Sew What at Edith's.

Monday, May 19, 2003, 6:30 pm. Program by Connie Ozinga. She has asked Cathy Arnett to speak on “Color in Quiling.” Hostesses are Betty Geyer and Deb Noffsinger.
Please be aware that this is the THIRD MONDAY in May, because the FOURTH Monday is Memorial Day.


April 11-13, 2003, International Quilt Festival in Chicago. Annual quilt show, sale and quiltmaking academy featuring antique & contemporary quilts, related textile arts on display; extensive workshops, lectures, special events including the Bernina Fashion Show; vendors. Donald E Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL.

For information, send a business-size, stamped (57¢), self-addressed envelope and $3 check or money order for complete class catalogue, when available, to: International Quilt Festival, 7660 Woodway, Suite 550, Houston, TX, 77063, USA; 713/781-6864; fax 713/781-8182 or Quiltfax® 512/474-1166; Classes begin 4/10/03.

May 3-4, 2003, Razzle Dazzle. Sponsored By: Sinnissippi Quilters, Rock Valley College 3301 North Mulford Road, Rockford, IL. Show Times: 9 to 4. Admission Cost: $5.00. The show includes approximately 400 quilts: Judged categories (including professional)and Exhibit only; Silent Auction; Appraisers; Bed Turning and Fashion Show; Boutique; Large number of vendors; Well lit and spacious facility, handicap accessible; Lunch; Door Prizes and much more. For more Information: Karen Grover, 5724 Spring Brook Road, Rockford, IL. 61114. E-mail:

May 10, 2003, 12-5 PM. Open House/Shearing Day at Turkey Creek Alpacas. Liz has invited fiber artists and quilters to display their crafts.
Liz and Lee Clark, Turkey Creek Alpacas, Milford, Indiana.

June 19-22, 3003. 34th Annual NQA Quilt Show, “Flights of Fancy.” Greater Columbus Convention Center's Exhibit Hall E, Columbus, OH. Sponsored by 5 local NQA Chapters: The Quintessential Quilters of Columbus, Columbus Metropolitan Quilters, Common Threads of Columbus, Heart of Ohio Quilters Guild of Granville, and The Goodtime Quilters of Circleville. There will be classes (Brenda Papadakis will be one of the instructors), lectures, banquets, exhibits, shopping and special events. If you wish to contribute to the Little Quilt Auction on Friday night, send your miniature, doll quilt, or small wall hanging up to 28" on the longest side by June 1, 2003 to: Ruth Pennell, 4380 Allen Dr., Columbus, Ohio 43213. Not enough to do? Then consider one of the day trips offered: Longaberger Baskets in Dresden, OH or a drive to Hocking Hill with a stop at Lunn’s Fabric Studio. A list of exhibits in Ohio will be included with your registration confirmation. For more information about the NQA show, visit Information is being added regularly, so be sure to bookmark this site for updates!

June 25-28, 2003. 29th Annual Topeka Quilt Show & Sale, Topeka, IN
One of the largest quilt shows and sales in northern Indiana. Quilts, wallhangings, quilt tops and many more quilted items will be displayed, most of which will be for sale. There will be a Merchants Mall. The admission to the show is $3 unless you are an exhibitor. Profits from this sale will be used for mission projects. Location: Topeka United Methodist Church, corner of Pine & Babcock St.
Contact: 260-593-2050 or 260-593-2860. Email:

July 17-20, 2003. The Quilters Hall of Fame's Quilt Show and Celebration 2003. Georgia Bonesteel will be inducted into The Hall of Fame. For more information please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to P.O. Box 681, Marion, IN, 46952-0681 or email us at Please visit our website at:; phone: (765) 664-9333.


March 24, 2003
Maple Leaf Quilters Guild Meeting
Waterford Mennonite Church

Present: Nancy N., Betty, Becky, Peggy, Debbie, Elaine, Marie, Jan G., Roberta, Phyllis,, Sylva, Naomi, Beulah, Sue, Janet, Fran

Refreshments: Snickerdoodles, snack mix and raspberry tea, brought by Debbie and Roberta. Thanks!

Nancy- $1 garage sale find- a hoop and baby quilt
Betty- Chines coin quilt, Christmas wallhanging
Becky- reversible quilt (first & last time she'll make this quilt she says!), a finished Martha's Vineyard that she quilted in 3 months for Loveway quilt raffle
Peggy- Chad's memory quilt
Debbie- brought hair turbans for sale
Marie- ripping out a seam on her Christmas block of the month quilt
Jan- Chinese Coin quilt, Christmas wallhanging & green mystery quilt that she made at her church's quilt retreat
Roberta- Chinese Coin quilt
Phyllis- Chinese Coin quilt, Naptime lap quilt x2,
Slyva- working on double wedding ring
Naomi- Blocks for sampler quilt x3 for church
Beulah- Chinese Coin
Sue- wallhanging
Janet- Chinese Coin quilt for Amish babysitter
Fran- book about quilter

BUSINESS: Everyone was asked to bring one dozen cookies for the Gathering next meeting plus a wrapped door prize for the Show-n-Tell Tea that the group is hosting.

PROGRAM: Presented by Elaine Frey
Elaine gave us an indepth history of the Dear Jane craze! She showed us many many finished and unfinished Dear Jane quilts from our guild members. Wonderful!

Minutes by Peggy Hochstetler

Recommended Quilting Web Site:

WEB LINKS TO CHECK OUT! Favorite Quilt Fabric Links from past issues:

Maple Leaf Quilters On-Line Newsletter Archive

Program - Hostess List for 2002-2003

Birthday Fat Quarter Club

Dear Jane Rows of Sharing Project, July 2000

Dear Jane Beatles Quilt

Dear Jane Beatles Blocks II

Carol Honderich, webmaster
updated 04/10/03